Uganda gay leader says Associated Press misquoted him; group not partisan

The New York Times this morning ran this Associated Press story on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that did not make sense to me.Ugandan President Urges Softening of Anti-Gay BillBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESSPublished: January 7, 2010Filed at 7:12 a.m. ETKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A provision that would impose the death penalty for some gays is likely to be removed from the proposed legislation following opposition from Uganda's president, the country's ethics minister said … [Read more...]

World Vision issues statement about Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

This comes from Dean Owens at World Vision:Statement by Rudo KwarambaNational Director, World Vision UgandaRegarding the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009The legislation under consideration by the Ugandan Parliament, commonly referred to as the “Anti-Homosexuality Bill,” has the potential to stigmatize some individuals in communities targeted by World Vision’s work.  World Vision hopes this legislation will not deter individuals from being tested for HIV or other sexually transmitted dise … [Read more...]

Richard Cohen sends letter to Uganda’s Parliament; opposes Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Richard Cohen sent this letter today to his mailing list.January 5, 2010 Dear Ugandan Legislators, My name is Richard Cohen. I am a psychotherapist, former homosexual, and director of the International Healing Foundation in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. In March 2009, we sent a representative, Caleb Brundidge, to Kampala to share his wonderful story of transformation from homosexual to heterosexual at the Family Life Network conference. The purpose of the conference, as we u … [Read more...]

Scott Lively’s nuclear bomb in Uganda

This is some disturbing video...Rwanda?I have resisted using the word pogrom but this video brings the word to mind. … [Read more...]

Fellowship Foundation’s Bob Hunter speaks about Uganda on the Rachel Maddow Show

Associate of the Fellowship Foundation, Bob Hunter, appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show tonight to discuss the Foundation and then the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Hunter left no doubt that the Fellowship Foundation opposes the bill. I also interviewed Mr. Hunter on Tuesday and will have more to report on that front soon.Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy and then part two...Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the … [Read more...]

WAIT Training breaks ties with Martin Ssempa over Anti-Homosexuality Bill

This just in. WAIT Training, the abstinence education group has broken ties with Uganda's Martin Ssempa.Here is the statement from their website:WAIT Training does not affiliate, endorse, associate or partner with anyone seeking to hurt or wound others. Our goals are to impart skills to help ALL individuals have healthy relationships, to LIVE WELL,  LOVE WELL and if they choose, to MARRY WELL.Recent developments in Uganda and around the world associated with Martin Ssempa have caused … [Read more...]

Disciple Nations Alliance clarifies position on Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

On December 14, I posted about a possible link to the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill: Disciple Nations Alliance.  Stephen Langa is the African affiliate of the DNA and has been for about 10 years. I asked the DNA leadership for their view of the Uganda bill and they posted the following comment on that blog post as well as sent it to me via email. Here is their full comment (also published on their blog).The Disciple Nations Alliance has appeared in the news recently in relationship to our … [Read more...]

Ugandan gay groups issue statement opposing sexual abuse and exploitation of minors

The supporters of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009 often say that restrictions are needed on homosexuality because gays seek to recruit children into sex. I asked Val Kalende for a comment on these allegations and she sent this statement in the form of an official policy statement.Note that this statement makes clear that the homosexual community as represented by this statement oppose coercion and recruitment of children into sexual activities. Also note that existing law punishes those … [Read more...]